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Professor and Director
School of Library and Information Studies
940-898-2602       SH 404

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Professional Preparation

Ph.D., 1987, University of Texas at Austin, Library and Information Science

MLIS, 1983, University of Texas at Austin

Certification of Specialization in Technical Services, 1984, University of Texas at Austin

Other Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, University of Kentucky, School of Library and Information Science
  • Assistant Professor, UCLA, Department of Information Science
  • Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park, College of Library and Information Services


  • LS 5083 Foundations of LIS
  • LS 5823 Library Marketing and Advocacy
  • LS 5833 Information Ethics
  • LS 5903 Special Topic: Grant Writing
  • LS 6013 Education for Librarianship
  • LS 6723 Critical Inquiry
  • LS 6393 Research and Issues in Cultural Context
  • LS 6903 Special Topic: Ethnics in Research  


  • Scholarly publications and presentations in areas of cataloging expertise, database construction, knowledge representation, and more recently leadership development and evidence-based librarianship
  • Recipient of three federally funded grant projects, totaling more than two million funding
  • Frequent speaker on topics of library advocacy, diversity, mentoring and leadership development
  • Recipient of ALISE Award for Professional Contributions to Library and Information Science Education, 2014
  • Recipient of Distinguished Service Award of Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, 2013
  • Recipient of Distinguished Service Award of Chinese American Librarians Association, 2010


  • Elected Texas Library Association, President 2017-2018
  • Serves on Texas Library Association, 2017 Conference Program Planning Committee
  • Elected American Library Association, Councilor-At-Large, 2002-2011
  • Served on American Library Association, Committee on Accreditation , 2010-2014
  • Served on American Library Association, Nominating Committee
  • Elected Texas Library Association, Executive Board, Representative-At-Large, 2008-2011
  • Served on Texas Library Association, Committee on Professional Issues and Ethics
  • Chaired Texas Library Association, Scholarship and Research Committee  
  • Chaired American Library Association, Chapters Relations Committee
  • Served as Executive Director of Asian Pacific American Librarians Association, 2000-2005
  • Elected President of Chinese American Librarians Association
  • Chairs United Way of Denton County, Project Blueprint: Board Leadership Training program
  • Co-chaired United Way of Denton County, Community Investment Committee, Education Panel
  • Co-chaired United Way of Denton County, Community Needs Assessment Committee
  • Serves on Interfaith Ministries of Denton, Board of Directors
  • Serves on Denton County Health Clinic, Advisory Committee 

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